Everyone, at least in Spain, knows El Mundo Today and their delusional made-up news has been gutted with on many occasions, which pivot between anthology crazy things like that of that old woman who invoked the devil in a course of English and the most lucid political mockery and criticism. Well, actually, not all of them; sometimes there is some absentminded poor person who takes seriously the occurrences of this phenomenal satirical newspaper and makes a hideous ridicule and our laughter, even louder. And this has reached the point that the Newtral verifier published in December of 2019 a “Guide not to confuse a satirical publication with real news and spread a hoax. “
Xavi Puig and Kike García created El Mundo Today in January 2009, and it is her humorous wit that makes her exceptional, but the concept is not novel . On paper we already had its spirit in publications such as Barcelona La Campana de Gracia (1870 – 1934), the British Private Eye (1961 – 2017), the American Weekly World News (1979 – 2007), his compatriot The onion (1988 – 2013) or Spanish World News (1994 – 1995, 2013). And there are dozens of similar web pages , not a few more veteran than that of Puig and García. Among them, ignoring regionalisms, we can include those of Private Eye , Weekly World News and The Onion , which continue online.
Or the Japanese Kyoko Shimbun (2004), the Dutch De Speld (2007), the German Der Postillon , the Egyptian The Koshary Today , the India Faking News (2008). From the same year as El Mundo Today or later is the Brazilian Sensationalist , the Irish Waterford Whispers News , the Hungarian HírCsárda (2009), Serbia Njuz , la turca Zaytung , la dubaití The Pan-Arabia Enquirer (2010), India The UnReal Times (2011), the Russian Fognews , the French Le Gorafi , the Italian Lercio (2012), New Zealand The Civilian , Jordanian Al-Hudood , Hungarian Központi Újság (2013), the Pakistani Khabaristan Times , Belgian Nordpresse or Eritrea Awaze Tribune (2016).
The United States, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom excel in the amount of contributions. The first one also has Islamica News , SatireWire (1999), the technological Bbspot (2000), The Borowitz Report (2001) —in The New Yorker from 2012 -, ScrappleFace (2002), Christwire , about Christians; The DailyER (2008), Free Wood Post (2011), the military Duffel Blog (2012), National Report , Reductress (2013), parody of women's magazines; ClickHole , which laughs at the clickbait ; the musical The Hard Times , Huzlers (2014) or The Babylon Bee (2016). The second launched The Chaser (1999), The Shovel (2012), The Betoota Advocate or The (Un) Australian (2014).
The third offers The Beaverton (2010), The True North Times (2014), The Burrard Street Journal (2015) or The Daily Bonnet (2016), about Mennonite Christians. And the fourth also has The Framley Examiner (2001), about the British rural world; The Poke (2002), NewsBiscuit (2006), The Daily Mash , The Daily Squib , The Oxymoron (2007), NewsThump (2009), Southend News Network (2015) or The Rochdale Herald (2016). On the other hand, Latin America houses the Mexican El Deforma (2011), the Ecuadorian El Mercio , the Uruguayan Librumface (2012), the Colombian Pan American News , the also Mexican El Dizque (2014) or Argentina Sic News (2018).
But the best satirical journalism website in Spanish after El Mundo Today or perhaps at its same height is the Venezuelan El Chigüire Bipolar (2008) , with publications such as “Venezuelan emigrant pretends heart attack so as not to have to explain the situation in the country”, “Rock used by seagulls to make pupú in the middle of the Pacific Ocean demands a visa from Venezuelans ”,“ Asfaltan hollow ”or“ Diosdado [Cabello] threatens Galileo for denying that the Earth revolves around [Hugo] Chávez ”. To which is followed another Spanish, the controversial HayNoticia.es (2016) , with nonsense such as “Two Galician altar boys arrested for putting marijuana in the botafumeiro” of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela or “They mistakenly assaulted a van from Matutano thinking it was a van from Prosegur.”
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